Friday, November 30, 2012

Fantastic Fest: "It is a celebration of geekdom at its geekiest"

Produced for public television station KLRU of Austin, All My Friends Are Vampires is a way-cool overview of the phantasmagorical frenzy that is Fantastic Fest, the world's wildest genre-movie exposition. I'm on screen to offer pithy commentary at the 11:30 and 15:00 marks (and off-screen, but still heard, at around 24:10). But, hey, you owe it to yourself -- and to director Mario Troncoso -- to savor the whole dang thing.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Joe - this was pretty good - makes me want to go ...also your face is like 50% bigger.

unless i get free tickets to tiff i'll probably never go to that.

- sanj from mcn.

Joe Leydon said...

My face may be bigger, but I think that was part of the director's grand design to make me look like I knew what I was talking about.

Weirdly enough, I don't often get tickets to TIFF screenings because I usually attend press screenings. But I'll see what I can do for TIFF 2013.

Anonymous said...


i was looking at the tiff film guide - the print version -

most of the big films that they got first are already now out in regular theatres ...

seeing stuff first at tiff automatically costs 2x - 4x the price a normal movie ticket -

looper 2012 - i waited 1 month after tiff was over and went in
the afternoon and saved a ton of money...

tiff is for the rich people ...
why should regular people even be members when a huge bank , visa and audi cars are major sponsors ?

as an average movie fan - i'm more interested in the movies at fantastic fest and sundance ....
it takes forever sometimes for those movies to come out in regular theatres despite all the hype they got ...

also - i've never been in that tiff lightbox ever . there must be millions of people who also never been inside. so if i went there i'd be like a tourist...while top movie critics call it home. a super rich home.

- sanj